Amazing gardens, so peaceful. We had a slow walk around and enjoyed tea in the garden too. Cover yourself in bug spray though- the mosquitoes are everywhere.
The grounds and home are a true delight. It is not easy to get there independently by walking or bus, so hire a tuktuk driver, who will wait for you while you are inside. Cost should be somewhere around 1,000 LKR for a return trip to Bentota.
Beautiful & interesting garden. Around every corner is a surprise. Bevis obviously enjoyed himself. Good that you can wander the gardens at your own pace. We appreciated that we were able to take our driver free of charge on the tour with us. He had never been before & he was not allowed to look at the gardens or buildings... More
If you are feeling a bit cynical about the turtle sanctuaries, check this place out, Bevis Bawa was an interesting chap. There is a rather melancholy gentleman (he cared for the dying Bawa) who might see you after you have wandered around the gardens and offer you a very nice cup of tea and biscuits, who will show you the... More
The gardens themselves are wonderful, the place is very relaxed and worth a visit. They could be much better looked after, they are not in the best state of repair, but I have visited this place 3 times over the years and I always enjoy it.
Wonderful private gardens - you'd struggle to find on your own. Let in by one of the staff you are free to wander at leisure the gardens with all the nature all around - before being given a guided tour of the house along with the history that went with it. £5.00 Entry and around £4 return from Bentota in... More
Well worth an hour or so to stroll around the stunning gardens. There are wonderful views out across the surrounding area - lush green hills with a huge variety of plants and trees. The house is the centre piece of the gardens and there was a very knowledgable guide who showed us around and pointed out all the different paintings... More
This garden built by Bevis Bawa in 1926 is simply wonderful. Bevis was the brother of famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. The garden is fully of secret places, cascading pathways, magnificent plants and the house is in the middle of it all. A short tour of the house and surrounds was so interesting and the guide will serve a lovely cup... More
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